The next Common Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and city staff will be participating electronically in the meeting. For this and all future electronic meetings, members of the public will be able to comment by video or audio conference. Comments will also be accepted by email or by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be received by noon on February 17. Those that submit written comments will have their comment read by the clerk or summarized if substantially like other comments and will not be permitted to speak on that same subject at the meeting. Access codes for the Zoom platform and instructions for public comment are posted on the city website.
Every Common Council meeting is broadcast live on HTTV Verizon channel 30 and Comcast channel 36 and 34. The meeting will also be broadcast live on the City of Summit YouTube Channel.
The first order of business will be to fill the vacancy to the Ward 2 Council seat created by Councilmember Steve Bowman’s resignation. As Councilmember Bowman announced at the February 2 meeting, he and his family will be moving out of state. Following the procedure for filling a vacancy, the Republican party has provided a list of three candidates from which the Council must select the new Councilmember to serve in this position until the General Election in November. Immediately after Council votes to appoint a replacement to fill the Ward 2 seat, the newly appointed councilmember will be sworn in.
Council will have a presentation by students from Kent Place School in recognition of Black History Month.
The Capital Projects and Community Services Committee will introduce five resolutions. First, council will consider a resolution to authorize the execution of a letter of intent between the city and the United States Postal Service governing the process of negotiating the acquisition of the post office property for inclusion in the Broad Street West Redevelopment. Second, council will vote on a resolution to disband the Transfer Station Task Force. The Task Force was charged with responding to the requests of community members concerning the use of the Transfer Station for recreational uses and making comprehensive recommendations for property use. The Task Force submitted a report making recommendations for use of the property and concluding that active recreational uses are not feasible based on investigation and expert reports. Next, council will hear a resolution to authorize a final change order to decrease the total contract amount for the 2020 micropaving project by $1,232.12. Finally, council will consider two resolutions to declare vacancies in the Department of Community Services for a refuse collection driver and for a part-time assistant in the Public Works Division.
Finally, council will vote on a Safety and Health Committee resolution to declare a firefighter vacancy in the Fire Department and a Law and Labor resolution to extend sick leave with pay to a Fire Department employee.
To view the complete Common Council agenda, go to https://www.cityofsummit.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/513?fileID=26602
Printable Agenda Preview: https://www.cityofsummit.org/DocumentCenter/View/5364/Fox-Council-President-Preview-021721
Next Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, March 2, 2021.